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1 M.A.I.N. CAUSES OF WWI

2 M.A.I.N. Causes Militarism Alliances Imperialism Nationalism

3 Militarism When a nation’s armed forces come to dominate a country’s national policy. It is also a glorification of the military and war itself.

4 Alliance Signed treaties in which each nation involved pledges to defend the other if attacked by an aggressor. Basically, countries agreed to help each other.

5 Imperialism Domination by one country over the political, economic or cultural life of another country or region. European nations had a large portion of the world under their control. Think colonies!

6 Nationalism *Pride and patriotism in one’s nation. *In terms of WWI, nationalism became aggressive and subsequently a major cause of international tension.

7 The Powder Keg On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip a Serbian, assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austria Hungarian Throne Tensions were high in Bosnia because it was part of Austria-Hungary, but Serbia was making claim to the area

8 Think about this question How was this one event so important to the beginning of World War I?

9 Textbook Read pages Answer questions 1-3 on page 65

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